Legal services


Youthlaw @ Frontyard

Youthlaw provide free and confidential legal advice to people under the age of 25.

19 King Street,

Melbourne. 3000. (Between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street.)

Ph: 9611 2412


Drop in available 2.00pm - 5.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

VALS provides legal aid and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information

Ph: 03 9418 5999 (toll free 1800 064 865)

North East Citizen Advocacy

A community-based program that aims to recognise, promote and protect the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities.

56 Gabonia Ave

Watsonia South

Ph: 8407 3684

Women's Legal Service Victoria

A legal service for women specialising in relationship breakdown and violence against women. WLSV provides face-to-face legal services including court representation and telephone legal advice and referral.


Level 10, 277 William Street


Ph: 8622 0600


Drop in available on Thursdays 9.30am - 12.00pm.





Youthlaw is the first specialist young people's community legal centre in Victoria. This web site allows young people to find out about legal issues. Youthlaw provide free and confidential legal advice to young people up to the age of 25. For more information, visit Youthlaw.


Guide for offenders in the Magistrates' Court

This booklet, produced by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) is a guide for people who have been charged with a criminal offence in the Magistrates' Court. It includes information about Magistrates Court programs, criminal records, bail, case flow and outcomes if you are found guilty, sample court documents and letters, and a glossary explaining common legal terms.

VLA also produce 'The Road to Court', a guide to traffic offences in the Magistrates' Court. All VLA publications are free of charge. For more information, phone 9269 0223 or visit Legal Aid.


Sexual assault: the law, your rights

'Sexual assault: the law, your rights' provides information about where to get help and reporting a sexual assault to the police. It includes information about the legal process after reporting a sexual assault and about compensation and financial assistance. For more information, visit Legal Aid.


The Law Handbook - now available online

The Law Handbook is a practical guide for all Victorians to the law, written in plain English and offering advice on dealing with the legal system.

It features information on a range on things, including buying a house or car; Centrelink benefits; credit and debt problems; disability rights; driving and drug offences; criminal records; family law; infringements and fines; police powers; where to get legal advice; and much more. For more information, visit The Law Handbook.


Youth Central also has some good information about your rights as a young person, visit Youth Central.